She does. I'd like to say she's some sort of Husky/Northern mix but I think it's a fairly safe bet to say she's a hybrid. The middle picture, her face in the bowl, really showing the narrow, longer snout particularly sets it off to me, but all the pictures anyway. Any idea of any wolfdog/hybrid rescues within reasonable distance? Or any rescues that would be willing to take in such a dog? She's gorgeous. Any more information/encounters with her? Obviously friendly enough to eat from you at a distance, at least.
Lady lived across the road, has had her for two years or three maybe. She claimed her to be wolf. The owner had became involved in Meth, began selling things off, lost hear mobile home, lived in a camper, the man who bought the property a year earlier had her evicted. She said she would get the dog, but has not been seen since.
I thought the dog was gone as well, then we noticed her. I walk by this farm with all of mine very often, almost daily, but she hides. So I took her food, she will come out, not close enough to touch her yet.
I have never heard her bark or howl in two years. She was friendly with the owner, but very shy around others, and wants nothing to do with dogs.
I have contacted a couple rescues, no luck yet. The land owner was going to shoot her, but she has hidden when he comes out there. No animal control here, the deputy offered to "take care of her" .
I hate that country bs. Until the dog gives someone a real reason to do such, it's absolute animal cruelty and the deputy should lock himself up if he were to "take care of her" as implied in that statement. Good luck to you, and hopefully you're able to find a place somewhere for her. I'm very, very far from an expert on wolfdogs but that description of her sounds pretty accurate as to what I do actually know of such dogs.
I don't know. . .sadly, it's usually easier to get a wolf/high-content wolfdog into rescue than a dog.
If I saw her running around, I would think she's a wolf. I'm no expert, of course, but she's the wolfiest looking (supposed) "wolfdog" I've ever seen. I hope you can get a rescue to take her before someone else "takes care" of her .
She definately appears to have some malamute in there also.
Dont know where you're located but you might want to contact these people, they're not only located in Va. theyre a net work of people located threw out the US http://www.wrr-inc.org/
hope you catch it. If you need a foster contact me on a pm. Do you know of anyone with a large safe animal trap? Had a co-worker lose her dog in another state. Dog was on the loose for 3 weeks. By this time she was frightened of everything. A live animal trap is what finally got her dog caught. maybe a local rescue group can help you with the trap.
Cindy, thank you I contacted the rescue, they believe she is a malamute as well.
I can probably get a trap, though I would rather see if I can gain her trust and attempt a lead, I do have a catch pole. She definitely will need a home, I have 7 currently and such a busy place here with training, she will need somewhere quiet. She seems terrified of dogs, though I know she was with another dog at one time.
Its really sad, when she first sees me, she comes running and bouncing, then stops and looks depressed. I feel she is expecting her owner.
She looks more Husky to me, but with maybe little wolf in her. But Cindy is the expert, I'm learning so much how to tell the difference between a wolf and wolf dog. Sometimes it's easy, others it's not. It's great, thanks Cindy!!!
Umm sorry but I do not consider myself an expert.
I definately would not consider that a pure blooded malamute either, theres definately something else there, these are what I think of when i think of malamutes
Oh I disagree with you Cindy. Many on this forum look up to you for 'expert advice' when deciding on a background to a dog's wofiness or not. You offer more sound advice than the 'wolf expert' that was on the Milan show recently.
" Hail to cindy" I say. and I think others would be on my side. In my years on this earth I have learned that those who do not claim expert status, know more than those who brag about expert status. Thank you so much for the link I truly miss my mal and enjoy looking at them.
So update, the dog is happily meeting me in the drive, bounding and jumping and playing. Still will not co.e within more than a few feet. She will occasionally stop, get a look about her that really makes me uncomfortable. Almost as if she is sizing me up lol. Then she darts into the woods again.
I am very confident handling dogs, fearful dogs, aggressive dogs, real problems. No doubt this girl will bite if pushed. We are going to take it slow, I don't want her to feel pressured. Another neighbor is also stopping by to feed her. Though I have cautioned her, I don't think she realizes this is a serious situation. She is one that thinks all dogs love hugs, and dog knows we are trying to help her.